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PROGRAMMER/ANALYST IV (9058)

FILING DEADLINE: Open until filled
 
THE POSITION
Under minimal supervision, A Programmer/Analyst IV works closely with departments to determine if work systems are adaptable to computerized data processing Business Systems, to include Billing Systems; makes recommendations for business process reengineering; develops and/or implements complex computer programs; coordinates installations or other activities with multiple departments and/or other entities. Develops client interfaces for GIS, Internet/Intranet, and business systems applications in various programming languages; and other duties as assigned.
 
Multiple vacancies are available in the multiple departments within the City of Fresno. This position will need to support the Accela Land Management System, create SSRS reports, serve as project manager for system upgrades, implement new modules and features, function as liaison between Accela and staff, and develop complex computer applications for the Department’s various divisions. Proficient background in Accela Land Management System, Java Script, web application development (such as PHP), PeopleSoft, Geographic Information Systems, FresGo, Prolaw Database, SQL Server and SQL Server Reporting Services are highly desirable for this position. 
 
Immediate and future vacancies will be filled from this eligible list for a period of three (3) months from the date the eligible list is created, with the option of extending that period at the City's discretion. Should the competitive process be suspended for this recruitment, the eligibility list may be limited to three (3) months.
 

THE REQUIREMENTS
Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications on or before the posted filing deadline in order to qualify for the examination.
 
Two (2) years of experience equivalent to that of a Programmer/Analyst III, Computer Systems Specialist III, or Network Systems Specialist with the City of Fresno or five (5) years of experience which included the preparation and analysis of business applications, Internet, project management, web design, or GIS programming; AND graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree with major course work in computer applications and systems, decision science, information management, industrial technology, geography, planning, civil engineering or related field.
 
Eligibles certified for consideration for this position will be required to successfully pass a Department interview and a Department of Justice fingerprint process prior to employment with the City of Fresno.
 
This position requires the possession of a valid driver's license. Candidates considered for hire must provide proof of a valid driver's license and current copy of their driving record.
 
Eligibles certified for consideration to the Police Department must successfully pass an extensive background investigation which may include a Computer Voice Stress Analyzer (CVSA) and/or polygraph test, and a department interview prior to employment.
 
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
All newly hired and current City employees are required to comply with Administrative Order 6-30 “Employee Covid-19 Safety Protocols.” For more information, please visit: Personnel Services | Policies and MOU’s (fresno.gov)
 
 
PAY, BENEFITS & WORK SCHEDULE
UNIT 3 Classification - The Fresno City Employees Association, Inc. (FCEA) 

3% salary increase, effective June 19, 2023
 
HEALTH INSURANCE: The City contributes toward monthly premiums for PPO medical, dental and vision for employee and dependents.
FLEXIBLE SPENDING ACCOUNT: IRS 125 Plan for health and dependent care expenses.
DEFERRED COMPENSATION: Voluntary 457 plan with Fidelity Investments to increase your retirement savings.
VACATION LEAVE: Accrue 8-14.66 hours per month.
SICK LEAVE: Eight (8) hours per month, available after 90 days
SUPPLEMENTAL SICK- 40 hours per fiscal year. 80 hours lifetime maximum
HOLIDAYS: Ten (10) City-observed annual holidays plus birthday and two (2) personal days.
SHORT TERM DISABILITY: Provided through California SDI program.
BILINGUAL PREMIUM: PAY: $100 per month
HEALTH REIMBURSEMENT ARRANGEMENT: To reimburse retirement medical insurance and qualified medical expenses.
RETIREMENT: City of Fresno Retirement Systems, one of the best funded public systems in the state. Reciprocity with other CA public agencies. Vested in Retirement benefits after 5 years of service. City employees do not participate in Social Security. 
DROP (Deferred Retirement Option Program): an optional, voluntary program that allows an employee to deposit retirement benefits in a special savings account within the Retirement System while continuing to work for the City of Fresno for up to 10 years. Participation minimum is age 50 and vested. Benefits includes ownership of accumulated funds, compound interest earnings, and alternative distribution options.
 
Additional information regarding the City of Fresno benefits is available at
 

HOW TO APPLY
APPLICANTS MUST COMPLETE AN ON-LINE APPLICATION. PLEASE VISIT WWW.FRESNO.GOV/JOBS TO APPLY. For information on how to complete an on-line application, please view "Instruction Guide" on the City's website, Personnel Services Career Opportunities page, or call (559) 621-6950 for assistance. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed employment application. 
 
ALL CORRESPONDENCE regarding this recruitment and exam process will be sent via e-mail. All applicants will acknowledge such understanding when they complete their on-line application. Verify we have your correct e-mail address before you submit your application. It is an applicant's responsibility to check their email frequently to ensure they receive all pertinent communication from the Personnel Services Department on a timely basis. Applicants will receive an automatically generated confirmation e-mail upon a successful application submittal. The e-mail is the only proof of submittal.
 
It is an applicant's responsibility to check their email account and to ensure it is set up to accept emails from the City of Fresno. Dependent upon your settings, notices from the City of Fresno may be directed to the "junk mail" or "spam" folders. It is the applicant's responsibility to check these folders as well. 
 
Selection Process 
The selection process will consist of the following:
 
APPLICATION REVIEW - Qualifying Only: Applications which meet the minimum qualifications will be reviewed and a limited number of the most qualified candidates will be invited to the oral examination. Selection of the most qualified candidates will be based upon those applications demonstrating the greatest breadth and depth of applicable education, experience, skills and training. Therefore, applicants are urged to submit sufficiently detailed information in their application materials for a proper evaluation.
 
ORAL EXAMINATION - 100%: A panel of subject matter experts will conduct a job-related oral examination to evaluate each candidate's knowledge of principles and methods used to develop GIS, Internet and/or business systems applications; ability to analyze and evaluate problems and make recommendations; train and provide lead direction and establish effective working relationships; or other topics related to a candidate’s training, experience and qualifications for the position of Programmer Analyst IV. Candidates must achieve a passing score to qualify for the eligible list.
 
The oral exam is tentatively scheduled for the week of: To be Determined.
 
EOE
The City of Fresno is an equal opportunity employer. Should you need a special accommodation due to a qualifying disability, please contact the Personnel Department at (559) 621-6950 in advance of the examination.
 
VETERAN’S PREFERENCE REGULATIONS
Qualified veterans who pass the examination may obtain five (5) additional points.
Candidates applying for veteran's preference are required to submit a copy of their DD214 with their application during the specified filing period. Evidence must be presented to indicate that the candidate was discharged honorably from the military service. Veterans, including City employees, must resubmit proof of honorable service for every examination for which veteran's preference credit is requested.